Wallpaper is easy to apply, has no downtime unlike paint, is durable, and can transform any wall within minutes. Many homeowners love wallpaper because of its ability to cover wall blemishes, and with the modern 3D wallpapers, you can achieve any decor style you want in your home. However, choosing the right kind of wallpaper for your space is paramount.
As you may already know, wallpaper comes in different styles, colors, patterns, textures, and designs to complement a wide range of space. For instance, the wallpaper you would use in your hallway would not be suitable for your kitchen and so forth. A stain-resistant or washable wallpaper is ideal for the kitchen, while a moisture-resistant wallpaper is ideal for the living room.
Here are some living room wallpaper ideas.
Wallpaper to create the illusion of space
If your living room is small, you want wallpaper that creates the illusion of a larger space. Opt for a living room wallpaper with lighter colors and subtle or neutral patterns to make the room seem larger than it is. Diffused and abstract wallpaper patterns are perfect for giving compact spaces the illusion of roominess.
Wallpaper to hide wall imperfections
You can take advantage of wallpaper texture to hide wall blemishes like cracks, stains, dents, or chips. Whether real or perceived, texture helps hide architectural flaws and wall undulations, especially when you cannot afford to renovate immediately. Paints don’t usually work in this regard because you can only play with different colors. The modern 3D wallpaper comes in handy for covering wall imperfections as they create the fantasy of reality.
Wallpaper to lighten up the room
Are you aware you can also use wallpaper to lighten up your living room? You can make a dark room appear well-lit by choosing the right wallpaper that reflects the light instead of absorbing it. Whites and pastels are perfect for adding a sunny disposition to an otherwise dark living room. You can integrate some light fixtures to complement the wallpaper.
Wallpaper to create the illusion of height
Using wallpaper with vertical lines makes the ceiling appear taller than it is. If you want the illusion of height in your living room, go for wallpaper with repeating vertical lines. You can choose bold colors, monochrome shades, or contrasting colors. For instance, a black and white striped wallpaper can create the illusion of a taller ceiling.
Wallpaper to set the tone of the space
If your living room feels dull, you can revitalize it with wallpaper. Plain wallpaper patterns give the room an air of formality, and in contrast, wallpaper with black prints or geometric patterns makes a room look casual and formal. The wallpaper color can also set an ambient, warm or cool atmosphere in the room.
Wallpaper to divide a space
You can avoid using dividers and opt for wallpaper to segregate a space. You only have to apply a different wallpaper in the living room, dining area, and the other area you want to segregate in your living room.
There is only so much you can achieve with wallpaper in interior design.